Red Beans with Pecans and Saffron over Whole-Wheat Spaghetti

1 small can red beans or pinto beans
Pecan Valley Pecan Halves
Dry red wine
Saffron
Oregano
Thyme
Freshly ground pepper
Olive oil
Garlic

1. Drain a small can of red beans. Save the juice in a small bowl and add a small amount of crumbled saffron to it so it marinates. Not too much, you want the taste to be subtle, not dominant.
2. Sauté garlic in olive oil for a little bit, along with pecan halves and some crushed red chilies. Add the drained beans and cook so the flavors mingle. Add quite a bit of oregano, less thyme, and a pinch of black pepper. Add some dry red wine, don’t be too shy. Add in the saffron-flavored bean liquid and cook a few more minutes. The consistency should be thin but not like soup.
3. Serve over whole wheat spaghetti.

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